Lucid claims that it have set a new world record for the fastest quarter-mile time in the electric vehicle class, just ahead of the launch of its long-awaited sedan, the Air.
The record is currently held by Tesla and its Model S, which completed the quarter-mile in a mere 10.452 seconds on May 17th, 2020, at the Tulsa Raceway Park in Oklahoma. Tesla used the so-called “cheetah stance” and the Ludicrous mode to achieve this record.
Interestingly, Lucid claims to have already broken the record but hasn’t released the results yet. However, the manufacturer said it would publish the results on September 2nd, days ahead of the Air’s official launch scheduled on September 9th.
The manufacturer has been working on the development of its Air model for over six years now. With the Air Dream Edition, Lucid certainly seems to have created tough competition for Tesla’s record-holding sedan.
How fast is your dream? #LucidAir Dream Edition vs. 1/4 Mile Test Sonoma, CA.
— Lucid Motors (@LucidMotors) August 28, 2020
In addition to possibly being one of the fastest electric sedans in the world, the car is also being touted as the most aerodynamically designed car ever. The Air has a drag coefficient of .21 Cd, which is also a record-breaking mark, surpassing the previous record of .23 Cd currently held by Tesla Model S.
Breaking records and creating new ones is always a good marketing tactic, and Lucid sure knows how to build some hype only weeks ahead of its much-anticipated launch.
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